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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 4th January, 2020 | More on: RIO Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. According to my research, the best easy-access Cash ISA on the market at the moment offers investors an interest rate of just 1.35%. This pitifully low rate of return does not even cover inflation. As a result, I think investors should go for high-yielding FTSE 100 dividend stocks instead.A company that stands out to me right now is Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO). One of the largest mining companies in the world, Rio is extremely good at what it does. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The miner is the world’s largest pureplay iron ore producer, but it also produces several in-demand commodities such as lithium, a core component of batteries used in renewable energy storage and electric vehicles.Fat profit margins Rio’s scale, and the fact that it owns some of the most productive iron ore mines in the world, enables the company to generate impressive profit margins. Its Pilbara iron ore operations, for example, yielded an EBITDA margin of 72% during the first half of the group’s 2019 financial year, thanks to a combination of low operating costs and rising iron ore prices.Overall, for the six months to the end of June 2019, Rio reported $10.3bn of EBITDA with an EBITDA margin of 42%. Return on capital employed, a measure of profitability for every $1 invested in the business, hit a record 23%. What is even more impressive, in my opinion, is Rio’s is cash generation. The company reported free cash flow from operations of $3.9bn in the first half of 2019, which allowed management to announce cash returns of $7.8bn to shareholders. Management also announced a 19% increase in the ordinary dividend for the second half of the year to $1.51. Including this, City analysts believe Rio will distribute a total of $4.50 per share in dividends to investors for 2019, giving a dividend yield of 7.5% on the current share price.A step back Unfortunately, analysts do not currently expect the stock to repeat this performance in 2020. However, they are forecasting a total distribution for the year of $3.60, giving a dividend yield of 6% on the current share price.Considering Rio’s extremely healthy profit margins and strong balance sheet, (the firm reported a net gearing ratio of around 12% at the end of June 2019) I’m optimistic that the company will hit this target. In fact, I think there’s a good chance Rio could actually surpass it, considering the trajectory of iron ore prices over the past six months.In November 2019, iron ore was valued at approximately $90 per dry metric tonne unit, as compared to around $73.30 in November 2018, and steel producers are forecasting increased demand over the next 12 months as global economic activity picks up and uncertainty declines. It costs Rio about $20 to produce a tonne of iron ore. Thanks to its low operating margins, rising iron ore prices will benefit Rio more than other producers, suggesting that 2020 could be another year of growth for the company. Right now you can buy this opportunity for just 10 times forward earnings, a price that I think seriously undervalues the firm considering its growth and income potential. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget the Cash ISA! I’d buy this 6%-yielding FTSE 100 stock “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img Cisura House / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián Virasoro Year:  CopyHouses•Roldán, Argentina Argentina ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/465350/cisura-house-manuel-cucurell-sebastian-virasoro Clipboard 2013 Save this picture!© Gustavo Frittegotto+ 20 Share Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoText description provided by the architects. This project is located in an area of the emerging farm pampa in a process of transformation, product of the economic growth in Argentina in recent years and the illusion of leaving the chaos of the city. Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoThere, a new urban development seems to replicate a predominant scheme of soil use and productivity: an imperative of rationality of loads and maximum benefits in the yield of the land. These are developments that have displaced crops leading to neighborhoods without public space. There are no sidewalks with trees and shadows, only internal roads and minimal services. Paradoxically, these areas in the Argentine plains seem to edit a colonization of the pampa. More than a century ago, through the railway stations, the immensity of the plains were inhabited. In these colonies, the new settlers had to face the empty immensity, the fear of darkness, and the distance at night. This scene is repeated today, but not long from now, these areas will end up consolidated, setting up a new event: the privacy of the inhabitants will be invaded by the inability to build party walls and by the density with which these neighborhoods are designed.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoCisura HouseHow to conceive a spatial structure that beyond housing the activities required, is able to respond to the contingencies of a scenario and people in transition? A structure that can meet the need for protection and shelter at first, and over time, transmute into privacy. “In response to these concerns, introspection is the argument that guides and sets the search criteria.” The fissure, both concept and action, is a gesture that gives the project its expressive character, bringing in light and determining different spatialities where inside and outside are expressed as ambiguous and indistinct concepts. Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoIntrospective and anonymous atmospheric experiences are possible by designing small courtyards within the interior spatiality, which opens even the possibility of experiencing showering under a summer rain. Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoThe house is therefore conceived as an open system, an ordered set of elements and associated factors that interact with each other. Each of the parts has a specific function, which integrated and dependent on each other keep the whole operating. Save this picture!PlansThe coherence of the project as unit arises from the symbiosis between the factors of the system, those of the environment in transition, and those of the complex web of emotions that belong to all of human creation.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoProject gallerySee allShow lessCantagua Residence / Raimundo AnguitaSelected ProjectsMaison Simon / Mathieu Noël & Élodie Bonnefous architectesSelected Projects Share Architects: Manuel Cucurell, Sebastián Virasoro Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/465350/cisura-house-manuel-cucurell-sebastian-virasoro Clipboard Cisura House / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián VirasoroSave this projectSaveCisura House / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián Virasoro Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeManuel Cucurell OfficeFollowSebastián VirasoroOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRoldánArgentinaPublished on January 13, 2014Cite: “Cisura House / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián Virasoro” [Casa Cisura / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián Virasoro] 13 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY”last_img read more

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876706/pi-house-munarq-arquitectes Clipboard PI House / Munarq arquitectes “COPY” 2016 PI House / Munarq arquitectesSave this projectSavePI House / Munarq arquitectesSave this picture!Cortesía de Munarq+ 12 Share Spain “COPY” Houses Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Spaincenter_img Year:  Manufacturers: KEIM, EPDM, RIWEGA, Saint-Gobain, IBERCAL, ISOCOR, NuprotecProject Mangament:Joan Deià Escultor, Sa Cabaneta, MarratxíCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess Specs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876706/pi-house-munarq-arquitectes Clipboard Save this picture!Cortesía de MunarqThe morphology of the house responds to the different inputs of the site:01 Acoustic WallThe premise of the project is to create an acoustic barrier to minoritized acoustic impact that provides urban road next to the house. It maintains the facade looks introverted with the street and the house opens only to the south.Save this picture!Cortesía de Munarq02 Mediterranean ArchitectureThe house used to construct from the characteristic features and the Mediterranean house. Bearing walls, small openings, porch to south facade coating of lime, stone walls and pitched roofs with tile Mother and Arabic.Save this picture!Cortesía de Munarq03 PatiosThe creation of patios helps us maintain privacy locking interior views veïnsAl being a house of urbanization, acoustic and visual barriers between neighbors are very important in terms of life outside the house.Save this picture!Elevation / Isometric04 Low-impact Eco-friendly MaterialsAnother starting point is the use of materials with low impact to nature and avoid building elements harmful to human beings, and therefore try to avoid the use of concrete as insulation portlant artificial walls are replaced by block ceramic and natural cork insulation.Save this picture!Cortesía de MunarqProject gallerySee allShow lessWorld’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens in the Swiss AlpsArchitecture NewsArchitectural Adventures: MiamiEvent Share Architects: Munarq arquitectes Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Recommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaPI HouseIs a residence for a couple who intend to build a house with minimal emission of CO₂ , with maximum comfort and natural materials. He became a bioclimatic house, with very little need for energy intake CopyAbout this officeMunarq arquitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpainPublished on August 01, 2017Cite: “PI House / Munarq arquitectes” [Casa PI / Munarq arquitectes] 01 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?造型极简,功能却不简单:PI 之家 / Munarq arquitectes是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 March 2009 | News Haworth Cat Rescue is the first charity to feature a Twitter feed on its Bmycharity fundraising pages. This means that its supporters can now read the latest messages from the charity on the various pages set up by its supporters.You can see an example of a supporter’s fundraising page featuring the Twitter feed at:http://www.bmycharity.com/ritaswimmingThe West Yorkshire based charity reports that it has already benefited from an increased profile due to its active presence on Twitter.Ben Brabyn, managing director of Bymycharity, said: “Haworth Cat Rescue is taking advantage of a unique feature of Bmycharity – the content management system which enables each charity to stream Twitter through every sponsorship page, making them dynamic and interactive platforms to appeal to the 45 (on average) people who visit each page.“Recruiting more fundraisers, sharing news and raising awareness of real-time issues are all now possible through Bmycharity pages,” he added.Haworth Cat Rescue is also active in other social media, highlighting its In For A Pound appeal on Facebook.The charity’s use of Twitter on its Bmycharity pages will feature in UK Fundraising’s half-day training course on using Twitter for fundraising on 16 March in London. Tagged with: Bmycharity Digital Twitter Haworth Cat Rescue is first to stream Twitter messages on Bmycharity pageslast_img read more

first_imgThe Turkish regime’s decision to ambush and shoot down a Russian SU-24 bomber on the Syrian-Turkish border north of Latakia has spotlighted the risk of a larger war in Southwest Asia. Boosting this threat is French President François Hollande’s orders to step up the French bombing of Syria. Right behind French imperialism, British Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for a Europe-wide intervention in the region. Both use the Nov. 13 attack in Paris as a pretext for this new aggression, which is ostensibly aimed at the Islamic State group or I.S.These two former colonial powers want to get back in as overlords of that region in Southwest Asia, this time under Washington and the Pentagon’s hegemony. Workers World wants to state up front that we oppose any U.S., French, British, German, Turkish or other NATO, or Saudi or Gulf monarchy or Israeli military intervention in Syria and Iraq. We alert anti-war and working-class forces in the U.S. to stay mobilized to stop further imperialist war and intervention in that region. The Syrian people and government, on the other hand, have the right to defend their sovereignty against imperialism and against I.S. and to invite help from their allies.It is unlikely that the Russian plane was in Turkish airspace for as long as 17 seconds when it was attacked, as the Turkish government claims. This, however, is of little importance, as is whether the Turkish regime cleared its attack with NATO first.The central question is what the U.S.-NATO “coalition” represents in the world and in Syria. This imperialist alliance includes the U.S. and all of NATO, the Saudi Arabian and other Gulf monarchies, and Israel. These are the main forces underpinning worldwide reaction and exploitation. They are the enemies of the world’s workers and all oppressed nations. In Syria, they are attempting to depose the sovereign government and either replace it with a puppet state or leave a failed state.The regimes and ruling classes within this imperialist bloc have had a two-sided approach to organizations like the I.S. and al-Qaida. The U.S. started this in 1979, when it and Saudi Arabia funded and nurtured al-Qaida and groups with similar feudal ideology to fight the Soviet Army and the progressive government in Afghanistan. When these reactionaries killed Afghan women teachers, the imperialist media still called them “freedom fighters.”That changed drastically following 9/11. Washington then used al-Qaida as its enemy of choice, lying that al-Qaida was allied with the Taliban in Afghanistan and with Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Later, in 2011, U.S.-NATO again provided air support for opposition groups that would provide the “boots on the ground” to oust the Muammar Gadhafi government in Libya, including those with similar ideology. Meanwhile the French air force started bombing, followed tenfold by the Pentagon. Then the imperialists armed all the opposition to the Damascus government in Syria and continued to do so even though most arms ending up with the most reactionary forces. During that time, French and Belgian police services set up no obstacles to recruitment to fight against the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria. Many wound up fighting for I.S.  Some eventually turned their weapons on civilians in Paris. These U.S.-NATO imperialist wars have killed at least 1.6 million people and made ten times that number refugees. Imperialist aggression is responsible for the growth of groups like I.S., as is the vicious anti-Muslim propaganda that accompanies war preparation. We must fight Islamophobia as hard as we do any other form of racism or bigotry.We must not allow the regimes in Washington, Paris, London and Berlin to open another round of war in the region that can have untold consequences there and at home. Say “No!” to Islamophobia!U.S. and all its allies, get out of Syria and Iraq!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img What is Driving Higher Soybean Yields This Year? By Gary Truitt – Oct 23, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter What is Driving Higher Soybean Yields This Year?Soybeans yields across Indiana has been amazing growers and agronomists. What is behind the big bean yields? Several factors, says Dave Pazdernik, agronomist with Bayer Crop Science, “The soybeans are short and don’t look that good in the field, but there are certainly a lot of beans out there.” Pazdernik attributes part of the surprising yields to early planting, “Growers who got their soybeans planted in late April or the first week of May realized at additional 10 to 15 bpa this season.” He noted that the increasing use of soybean seed treatments has also helped get crops off to a good healthy start, “I harvested a plot near Greensburg where he had two varieties. We used ILeVo seed treatment on part of the plot and nothing on the other part. The soybeans with ILeVo yielded on average about 3.5 bpa better.”Another factor is the genetic improvement that has made, which allow crops to withstand more stress. “I had one plot on very sandy soil that did not get any rain during August and September, but the Credenz 3601 yielded 50 bpa that really surprised the grower who was expecting about a 30 bpa yield because of the lack of rain,” he stated. Pazdernik added that the lack of disease pressure was also a factor in higher than expected soybean yields. He urged producers to use multiple year data when evaluating crop performance. He also recommended planting a wide variety of maturity dates. SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News What is Driving Higher Soybean Yields This Year? Previous articleOpportunity Awaits FFA Students Descending on IndianapolisNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 24, 2017 Gary Truittlast_img read more

first_img Previous articleGrand slam helps TCU take series win against Murray StateNext articlePatterson glad to ‘get over with’ spring game Alexis Guerrero RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Where to watch Super Bowl LIII in Fort Worth ReddIt Twitter ReddIt Alexis Guerrero is a junior sports broadcasting and journalism double major from Fort Worth, Texas. She is a dog, baseball, and pizza enthusiast. Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ TCU extended its win streak to double digits Friday night against Murray State. Derrick Mokaleng has many layers to his success Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ printTCU’s winning streak was stretched to 10 games after home runs from Elliott Barzilli and Luken Baker led the Horned Frogs to a 9-2 win over Murray State. In the top of the second, Murray State reached on a fielding error by Cam Warner and a sac fly brought in the first run of the game for the Racers. With two outs and Nolan Brown at first, Barzilli swung on a 2-2 pitch and smacked a two-run homer to left field.“It gives me a lot [of confidence]. You can’t look at averages as who I am,” Barzilli said.  “Baseball is full on confidence, so you just have to go out there acting like you’re hitting .500.”A two-out base hit from Evan Skoug brought in Connor Wanhanen in the bottom of the third. Immediately after and with Skoug on, Luken Baker homered off the scoreboard to give the Frogs a comfortable 5-1 lead.Murray State threatened in the fourth, but only managed one unearned run on a bases-loaded walk from starting pitcher Jared Janczak. With bases loaded and one out, TCU’s defense demonstrated their skills with a double play from Warner to Ryan Merrill to Wanhanen.“When these pitchers are pitching really well you gotta do everything you can to keep it a tight game for them,” Barzilli said talking about the team’s defense.In the bottom of the sixth, the Frogs added two more runs to their lead when a walk between two hit-by-pitches loaded the bases with two outs. Warner singled to left field, bringing home Wanhanen and Brown. Warner extended his hitting streak to 13 games with the hit.One inning later, a failed pickoff attempt put Josh Watson in scoring position in the seventh with one out. Brown was hit by a pitch for the second time tonight to bring Barzilli up to the plate. Barzilli hit a shot to right field and Watson scored. Merrill reached first on a fielding error by the first baseman as Brown trotted home giving the Frogs their final 9-2 lead.TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle commended Barzilli on going 2-for-4 with three RBI’s.“It was good to see Elliott going foul line to foul line,” Schlossnagle said.Jared Janczak (6-0) allowed two unearned runs on five hits. Janczak only walked two and struck out seven in seven innings. Freshman Charles King pitched the final two innings of the game and retired the six batters he faced.“I thought Jared was way out of the rhythm and not his normal self early in the game,” Coach Schlossnagle said. “After about the fourth inning, he caught his pace and got back to who he was.”TCU’s win streak is its longest since winning 13 straight from April 15-May 9, 2014. It’s the fifth time under Jim Schlossnagle that TCU has had a double-digit winning streak.“Don’t pay attention to that,” Coach Schlossnagle said when asked about to winning streak. “Just pay attention to how we’re playing relative to our potential.”TCU improved to 24-5 overall after Friday night’s win. Frogs fans will be able to see the potential again as the series against Murray State continues Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Nick Lodolo on the mound. The game will be televised on FSSW. Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/center_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Hector Gutierrez’s worldly experience has helped establish Beach Volleyball Facebook TAGSgame wonplayer in titleTCU in title Alexis Guerrero TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ Dean of Admission reflects on university’s growing recognition Linkedin Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

first_img3. Blake Dominguez 2. Marco Martinez (salutatorian) WhatsApp The top 10 students from George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, Permian and Odessa high schools were unveiled during the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday.Principals from each school introduced the students from No. 10 up through No. 1. All had racked up scholarships, awards, dual and Advanced Placement credit, volunteer hours and extracurricular activities, to name a few.The No. 4 graduate at Odessa High School hugged her parents with tears in her eyes after Principal Mauricio Marquez read her message of thanks to them.Kristin Morton, the valedictorian from Permian High School, had her parents and brother, Ryan, in the audience. Her brother is an OHS graduate and valedictorian who just graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in mechanical engineering, Kristin said.Asked if there was competition between them, Kristin Morton said he was an encourager and they were more like best friends than competitors.Superintendent Tom Crowe said it was a great group of students. “Of course I’m fortunate in that four or five of them served on my superintendent’s advisory group, so I know them very well. Of course obviously, the others are great kids, too. All the volunteer hours that they do — how do they do all that and be involved in fine arts and sports and all the things they do?” Crowe said.He added that there are some very gifted students in ECISD. “I hope people understand these are the top 10, but the next 20 are like that and the next 20 are like that. … I’m not sure people appreciate how bright the kids are here and the very talented kids we have, not just academically” but in all the other activities offered by the district, Crowe said.And they also get top grades.Crowe estimated that students at all three schools were awarded “well over” $2 million in scholarships.Trustees also heard a presentation on STAAR and end-of-course exam results from the first administration from Annette Macias, director of accountability, assessment and school improvement and district testing coordinator.At this point, Macias said there is no way to predict which schools may or may not earn improved ratings.She said the three schools in their fifth year of improvement required — Ector Middle School, Zavala and Noel elementary — made good gains. Results from this month’s testing will be known in June.Macias said we are looking at more than just the number of kids who pass each test; the state’s focus is on growth and three different standards of achievement — approaches, meets and masters. “So we have percentages for all three,” Macias said. “In the past, we’ve only reported the percentage of kids that passed the test because that was really the only standard that the state was looking at. But now they’re not, so now they’re taking all three standards and combining the three when they look at accountability. That’s the difference now, so now when we’re reporting to the public there’s so much more than just passing the test. Now it’s the percentage of kids that are performing at those higher levels.”As a district, in English, 57 percent of fifth-graders passed reading and 63 percent passed fifth-grade reading in 2018.Seventy-one percent of fifth-graders passed math in 2017 and 74 percent in 2018 districtwide.Among eighth-graders in ECISD, 61 percent passed reading in 2017 and 59 percent in 2018.In math, 44 percent of eighth-graders passed in 2017 and 50 percent in 2018.Crowe said the district doesn’t know what scores it needs to get campuses off improvement required. “What we presented tonight was gains we made. We’ve got kids retaking the test right now. But we’ve seen some great gains ….,” Crowe said.In other action:Trustees voted 4-2-1 to allow the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to serve alcohol to major donors inside Ratliff Stadium during UTPB home football games.Steve Brown and Ray Beaty voted against the request; Nelson Minyard abstained from voting.UTPB President Dr. Sandra Woodley spoke with the board about the university’s plan to start some major fundraising campaigns for its athletics programs with a big emphasis on scholarships and this is one facet of the plan — a way to recognize and entertain large contributors, the board recap said.Board members voted 7-0 to change the dates of the August work study and regular board meetings. Both will occur one week earlier than normal with the work study on Aug. 7 and the regular meeting Aug. 14.This way the regular meeting will not conflict with the Education Foundation’s annual concert on Aug. 21, the recap said.Board members voted 7-0 to approve Vice President Doyle Woodall as the Texas Association of School Boards Delegate for the coming year, and Minyard as the Alternate. Trustees voted 7-0 to approve a low attendance waiver for three days earlier in the spring semester.The Texas Education Agency allows districts/campuses to submit waivers for low attendance when that attendance is at least 10 percentage points below the last year’s average daily attendance (ADA). The waiver allows the low attendance days to be excluded from this year’s ADA calculations.The waivers are for Ector Middle School on March 21 and March 22, and Crockett Middle School on March 2. All three days saw low attendance due to threats of violence at those schools, the recap said. Trustees voted 7-0 to approve the consent agenda, a group of routine or previously discussed items presented for approval at one time.This month’s consent agenda included the quarterly investment report; roof removal and repairs for the Alternative Center, Lamar Early Education Center; and the Print Shop; the recommendation for new School Nutrition Operations software; an agreement for the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program; out-of-state travel for members of the Permian High boys’ gymnastics team; and sale of a tax-foreclosed property.More InformationGeorge H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa 4. Natalie Siegler 4.  Kayla Owen 1.  Kristin Morton (valedictorian) 1. Shivani Alur (valedictorian) 9.  Jessie Ross 2. Saray Navarrete (salutatorian) 2.  Jazmine Brito (salutatorian) Pinterest 10. Jonathan Dominguez 6. Carina Heredia 5.  Megan Freeman Top 10 students revealed, test results presented Facebook 7.  Diane Marquez Venegas 1. Serena Hernandez (valedictorian) 8.  Stephen M. Steen, III 5. 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first_img About Author: Eric C. Peck Sign up for DS News Daily Fixed-Rates Inch Closer to 3% Mark Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share 2Save Home / Daily Dose / Fixed-Rates Inch Closer to 3% Mark Related Articles Freddie Mac has released the results of its latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRM) averaging 2.81%, with an average 0.7 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.73%, reaching its highest point this week since mid-November.“Economic spending has improved, due to the most recent stimulus, but supply chain shortages are causing downstream inflation, leading to higher mortgage rates,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “While there are multiple temporary factors driving up rates, the underlying economic fundamentals point to rates remaining in the low 3% range for the year.”Also this week, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.21%, with an average 0.7 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.19%. The five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.77%, with an average 0.2 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.79%.“Today’s Freddie Mac fixed rate for a 30-year loan increased, as positive retail sales numbers and the rebound in homebuilder sentiment buoyed bond investors, which drove up interest rates for home mortgages,” said realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu. “However, as mortgage rates are starting their slow climb, affordability will become front and center for homebuyers. This week’s decline in mortgage applications was an early signal that for many buyers, the steep rise in home prices and interest rates means they will have a much harder time trying to find a home within their budget. The housing market seems to be seeking more technological innovation to help power lower-priced new homes.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago February 18, 2021 944 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, Newscenter_img 2021-02-18 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: Mixed Reactions to Biden’s Foreclosure-Ban Extension Next: Housing Activity Enters 2021 ‘On Strong Footing’ The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more